Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Opus 2013-314: CCC: Coming to a School Near You

The newest thing in education is called the Common Core Curriculum (CCC).  It is being promoted by a large group of professional educators.  The ones promoting it the hardest are the same ones that brought you whole language reading, multi-culturalism, social promotion and anti bullying curriculums.  In other words, people who make big money off of education without ever needing to dirty their hands with actually teaching.

They have a new product.  It is called the Common Core Curriculum.  It has been in process for years.  It has a sophisticated Central Website.  You can Google the topic and find many sites that have information. 

At the initial meeting where this was presented it was declared this was not another federal program.  It was presented as the work of a consortium of states coming together to develop expectations that were consistent across the country.  The idea was a grass roots effort to advance education.  Like so much that comes from the educational gurus, this is just astro-turf.

This is smoke and mirrors.  This is massively federally funded attempt to gain control of education and is run by people who are experts at draining funds from the bloated federal budget.  I hope to comment on aspects of this as I come in contact with them as a common, classroom teacher.

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.